Q: I need help with divorce and child custody. I would like to make sure that I dont get abandonment of my child .
I asked for a separation last Saturday night and was asked to leave where I was living. I tried to take my daughter with me but my husband and his family denied me to take her. She is 12 yrs old and she wanted to stay with her dad and grandparents. I just want it known that I didnt abandoned her. I have no problem with having 50 50 custody. Can you please help me?
A: The court will look at the best interests of the child factors to determine child custody. The fact that your spouse’s family denied your request to take your daughter does not control here. Hire an attorney and file for divorce. Unless there are strong factors weighing against 50/50 custody, that may be a likely outcome.
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